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50% off apprenticeship employer fees

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From the 1st of April, following the government's spring statement, apprenticeship employer fees will be halved!

ATG training The 10% fee that small businesses must pay when they take on apprentices will be halved from the 1st of April.

The chancellor, Philip Hammond told MPs that a £700 million package to help small and medium-sized enterprises invest in apprenticeships will be rolled out from next month.

From the 1st of April, employers will not only see the co-investment rate they pay cut from 10% to 5% but that, levy-paying employers will be able to share more levy funds across their supply chains with the maximum amount rising from 10% to 25%.

ATG Training offers two cycle maintenance apprenticeships - an intermediate (Level 2) for staff with no previous training and an advanced (Level 3) apprenticeship for those who have already completed some formal training. Both apprenticeships, are work-based training programmes for bike mechanics, designed around the needs of the cycle trade, that lead to nationally recognised qualifications, such as Cytech accreditation and NVQ's.

Apprenticeships can be used to train both new and existing members of staff and they benefit everyone - staff get valuable on-the-job training, employers get engaged and loyal staff and your customers get professionally maintained bikes.

With co-investment fees now starting from as little as £200 for putting an employee (19+ years old) through the Level 2 cycle maintenance apprenticeship, there has never been a better time to start upskilling your workforce. Young (16-18-year-old) apprentice funding remains unchanged with 100% of the training costs available and in many cases, the government will provide an additional financial incentive payment of £1,000 for your business.

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If you are a bike shop owner or manager and would like to find out more about enrolling a current member of staff on an apprenticeship, or hiring a new apprentice please contact ATG Training on 01865 550 324 or email cycles@activatelearning.ac.uk.

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